Gasum bioLNG plant renewed in Turku, Finland
22 Dec 2020 - ConferenzaGNL
Recently, the energy company Gasum completed the expansion and modernization of its liquefied biogas plant in Topinoja (near Turku, Finnish fifth most populated city), announcing the start of commercial operations.
The plant, capable of processing about 130,000 tons of biomass per year, will be able to produce approximately 60 GWh of bioGNL (LBG) corresponding to the annual fuel consumption of at least 125 heavy vehicles or 5,000 cars. The plant will also produce around 4,000 tons of ammonia hydrate to be used as fertilizer.
Gasum, which annually processes around 800,000 tons of biomass per year at 15 biogas plants in Finland and Sweden, expects to reach an availability of 4 TWh of biogas in the Nordic countries by 2024 through its own and its partners production.
“We are one of the few companies in the Nordic countries that can provide industrial-scale biogas production and distribution,” said Johan Grön, Vice President Biogas Gasum “the demand for biogas is growing in all segments and we are constantly looking for new opportunities to increase production capacity and develop the circular economy, of which our plant in Turku is a superb example“.